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Health care M&A leads global deal surge
In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout....

Does bad behavior really hurt business?
NEW YORK (AP) -- Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for business?...

Portuguese ex-premier kept in jail amid fraud case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates is spending a third straight night in jail as officials continue to investigate him for suspected corruption, money-laundering and tax fraud....

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy - just not as good as partnering with Congress on broader reforms....

UK police: up to 5 terror plots foiled this year
LONDON (AP) -- The head of London's police force said Sunday that as many as five terror plots were foiled this year, as he warned of increasing pressure on resources amid the rising threat....

'Mockingjay, Part 1' opens with $123 million
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Mockingjay, Part 1" didn't catch fire like the previous installments of "The Hunger Games," but it still had the biggest opening of the year with $123 million at the weekend box office, according to studio estimates Sunday....

CEOs in 10 big mergers to get $430M: Equilar study
NEW YORK (AP) -- This year's flurry of corporate mergers may not pay off for shareholders in the long run, but one thing is for sure: The bosses who are selling their companies will do just fine....

UK firms Aviva, Friends Life in $8.8B merger talks
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Aviva says it is in talks to buy another insurer, Friends Life for over 5.6 billion pounds ($8.8 billion) in a deal that would create the country's leading insurance, savings and asset management company by number of customers....

Biden announces new aid for Syrian refugees
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan emerged from a nearly four-hour meeting Saturday, offering no indication that the U.S. and Turkey had bridged their differences about how to deal with Islamic State fighters or Syrian President Bashar Assad....

Dow, S&P 500 push further into record territory
The stock market closed out its fifth straight week of gains with another record high on Friday....

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